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Rhetoric- art of persuasion; words which exhibit direction and destination Elements of argument 1. Thesis- what you are arguing 2. Reasons+ Evidence-proof 3. Anticipating + countering objections- anticipate what other side will argue 4. Warrants-underlying assumptions 5. Appeals a) logos- logical b) pathos- emotions/values c) ethos- ethics/character Argument man Head-intro- well rounded+ complete Spine- Thesis- strong, supports intro Arms- appeals- embraces audience Legs- reasons + evidence- support thesis and appeals Feet- conclusion- firm base Fallacies 1. Emotional a) Scare tactics- panic audience- prays on predigest and fears b) Either or- only two options- prays on ignorance and tendency to for get options c) Slippery Slope- exaggerates consequences- prays on suspicion + paranoia d) Sentimental- excessive emotion to distract- prays on sympathy + emotions e) Bandwagon- everyone else is- prays on need for acceptance 2. Ethical a) False authority- over trust authorities- prays on assumption that experts are
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Can'tremember during the Fall '06 term at Marietta.

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